NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A medical student who witnessed the shooting that wounded 19 people during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans says it was hard to tell whether the gunman was picking targets randomly or was trying to hit specific people.
Jarrat Pytell (JAHR'- rett pie-tell) said the gunman he saw pointed in a specific direction and didn't swing the gun wildly. Still, Pytell said, the man was shooting into a crowd, where multiple injuries were likely.
Pytell says he and others jumped into a roadside ditch when the shooting broke out. When it was over he helped tend to the wounded.
Police say more than one shooter may have been involved. They hope a $10,000 reward and images of a suspect posted on YouTube will lead to an arrest.